Designer Quality Single Storey Holiday Cottages in Rural Somerset. Enjoy a tranquil break or action packed escape in the Somerset Levels.
Introducing - Ourselves
Set in the rural tranquility of the Somerset Levels, close to Ilminster and Langport, Westport Farm is an 8 acre smallholding producing traditional ciders and organic apple juice. It is home to three generations of the Reid family as well as a motley assembly of geese, ducks, chickens, a micro pig, a pair of soppy labradors, an over-indulged cat and occasional flocks of Poll Dorset sheep or herds of mixed beef cattle. Well behaved dogs are very welcome and can enjoy super walks on and from the farm without the need to go near a road.
Westport Farm - Your Private Nature Reserve
A combination of parkland, orchards and the Westport terminus of the now decommissioned Langport-Westport Canal, Westport Farm attracts a range of wildlife residents and visitors which includes families of moorhens and squirrels, reclusive hares and badgers, a growing assortment of butterflies, green and red-spotted woodpeckers, kingfishers, buzzards, herons, hawks, egrets, merlins and other birds of prey, as well as the occasional mink and weasel. In addition, the well stocked bird feeders located around the cottages and the farmhouse itself attract an impressive range of garden song birds for you to enjoy at close quarters.
Newly Converted - Welcoming & Comprehensively Equipped Cottages
The farm’s iconic clocktower building has been sympathetically converted into three high spec wheelchair friendly holiday cottages to provide quiet, cosy and romantic accommodation for those looking for a few indulgent days away from the hustle and bustle of city life. With views to die for, the cottages are comprehensively equipped and benefit from ample secure off-road parking. See Cottages page or Access page for details.
Farm Produce - Your Free £20 Welcome Pack
The farm’s orchards, fruit cages and polytunnel provide the raw materials for our own delicious range of fruit juices, ciders, apple dust muesli, fruit purees, compotes, jams, chutneys and pickles. A colourful selection of eggs is contributed by our friendly hens - currently running at 7 breeds including Blue Belles, Rhode Island Rocks, Light Sussex, White Legbars, Fenton Blues, Rhode Island Reds and Speckledys. For the more adventurous, duck and goose eggs are available at various points in the year. A selection of our produce is provided as part of your free Welcome Pack or for purchase from the Farm Pantry.
There are no hidden extras when you book with us. This means no utility charges or surcharges, no parking fees, no cleaning or laundry charges and no towel or linen rental fees. Lavatory paper, washing up liquid, washing powder, dishwasher tablets and coffee, tea and sugar are all supplied free of charge. In addition, we provide a free Welcome Pack to get your holiday off to a great start. You can certainly find cheaper rentals than ours but you will be hard pressed to find better quality offerings or better value for money. (Prices include VAT. If you are VAT registered and are able to claim back any VAT you pay, please ask us for a VAT receipt.) Check out our Booking Page for prices, availability, discounts and flexible booking options.
Mini Breaks Bookings are usually taken in blocks of one week beginning on a Saturday. However, there are occasions when bookings of 2, 3, 4 or even 5 days can be made with an appropriate reduction in price. Please see Bookings page or Terms and Conditions for details.
Year Round Service Although the Somerset Levels are magnificent in the Summer and Autumn, they are also beautiful in the depths of Winter and in the Spring. All three cottages are available throughout the year, including over Christmas and New Year, so feel free to join us for a stress-free winter or spring break.
Central Location - In the Heart of the Famous Somerset Levels
Close to the historic and picturesque towns of Ilminster and Langport, with a huge range of places of interest within a drive of five to sixty five minutes. Ramblers, beach lovers, jurassic fossil hunters and fishermen can rejoice in not one but two coastlines.The wild open spaces of Exmoor and Dartmoor are little more than an hour’s drive away, but also close are the historic cultural centres of Bath and Wells, while Bristol, Taunton and Yeovil provide intensive retail therapy for anyone missing metropolitan life. Check out our Things to See & Do pages for details of the best of the huge range of Somerset, Dorset and Devon sights, activities and recommended restaurants, pubs and tea rooms.
Traditional west country pubs offering locally sourced beers, ciders and home cooked food abound. Visitors to Westport can easily enjoy a first class supper in a different local hostelry every night of their stay. Meanwhile, a vast range of great tea houses, restaurants and watering holes within an hour’s drive await. See our Best Pubs, Restaurants & Tea Houses page for details.
The area around Westport is rich in historic homes and gardens open to the public such as Longleat, Montacute, Barrington, Dunster, Tintinhull and Stourhead. See Houses & Gardens Open to the Public for details.
In addition to the glories of Exmoor and Dartmoor, Westport is close to a large number of nature reserves and bird sanctuaries, not to mention a range of great beaches and a host of other natural attractions. Check out our Nature Reserves, Beaches and Natural Attractions page for details.
No stay in rural Somerset is complete without at least a taste of our rural crafts and culture. Take a look at our Rural Life: Crafts, Courses and Rural Museums page for details, or join us on one of our own apple pressing and cider making weekends.
If you are of a sporting outlook you will find no shortage of opportunities to engage in or watch your favourite activities. See our Sports, Riding, Fishing and Fossiling page for more information.
The West Country is home to several working steam railways, to say nothing of tramways, canals and other waterways. Besides these living museums, we are also hosts to some amazing curated transport museums such as Haynes Motor Museum, The Fleet Air Arm Museum, The Tank Museum and The Helicopter Museum, to say nothing of Weston Supermare's own Lambretta Scooter Museum. For more information and ideas see our pages on Steam Railways, Tramways, Waterways and Transport Museums.
If you are looking for something altogether different, check out our list of Quirky places to go or things to do.
Gentler Pace of Life
City dwelling visitors find that Somerset offers a slower, gentler pace of life where old-fashioned courtesy is a feature of driving in the narrow country lanes. If the idea of purring through picture postcard villages, stopping for lunch in a lovely old free house or for a spot of tea and cake in a picturesque tea house appeals, then Somerset is the county for you. Come visit us.
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Your cottage at a glance...
✅ Disabled Friendly
✅ Pet Friendly
✅ Off-Road Parking
✅ £20 Welcome Pack
✅ Free wifi
✅ Laptop Security Safe
✅ Designer Standard Interiors
✅ No Utility Charges
✅ Linen & Towels Provided
✅ Choice of Pillow Types
✅ Central Heating & Double Glazing
✅ Fitted Kitchen
✅ Washing / Drying Machine
✅ Oven & Induction Hob
✅ Microwave Oven
✅ Refrigerator & Freezer
✅ Electric Toaster & Kettle
✅ Electric Coffee Grinder
✅ DVD Player
✅ Flat Screen TV (sitting room + every bedroom)